CLT Edge Fest
Saturday, July 15, 3-9 p.m.
Watch local artists paint murals at this festival hosted by the Charlotte Street Art Collaborative, plus enjoy music, dance, spoken word, yoga, interactive art exhibits, an art scavenger hunt, food and drink, and more. Charlotte Art League, 4237 Raleigh St., Free
Garden of Earthly Delights
Saturday, July 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
904 Pecan Ave., Ste. 101
Summer Residency Showcase Opening
Friday, July 28, 6-9 p.m.
301 Camp Road, Ste. 200
Laureate Workshop Series
Saturday, July 8
Poet Cedric Tillman hosts a poetry workshop from 1-3 p.m. Then Charlotte’s poet laureate, Jay Ward, holds office hours from 3-5 p.m. for anyone who wants feedback on poems or manuscripts. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, University City Regional Branch. Free
Saturday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.
Join artist Jillian Mueller in Matthews for a two-hour workshop to learn crochet basics and how to incorporate different materials into your work. You’ll leave with your own hand-stitched basket. Ages 16 and up. Registration required. Matthews Library. Free
Through Sept. 30
B Music Youth offers free group piano lessons at the Eastway Regional Recreation Center every Wednesday and Thursday through September. Classes are at 5:30 p.m. for ages 5 to 12 and 6:30 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. At the end of the program, attendees can participate in a student concert. Eastway Regional Recreation Center. Free
Sunday, July 2, 7 p.m.
The Charlotte Symphony’s ready to let freedom ring. A night of patriotic favorites, conducted by Christopher James Lees and followed by a fireworks display. Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall. Tickets start at $18 for adults, $5 for youth (13-18). Kids are free.
Wednesday Night DJ
Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m.
Every Wednesday, join DJ See Bird Go for a curated set while you nosh at the Keswick food stalls. Camp North End. Free
Music on Main
Friday, July 28, 6:30 p.m.
Each month through September, the city of Monroe hosts bands downtown. Follow the music to the stage in front of Americana Beer Company. Monroe, Free
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights through September, the Whitewater Center hosts rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk bands on its stage near the rushing whitewater rapids. Whitewater Center, Free
Fight Club: Celebrating Martial Arts and Action Cinema
Thursday, July 6, 7 p.m.
This listing breaks the first rule of Fight Club, but how else would you know about VisArt’s series, which screens martial arts and Asian action movies? VisArt Video. Free
The Room: 20th Anniversary Screening with Greg Sestero
Saturday, July 8, 7 & 10 p.m.
Two showings of the 2003 cult classic with Greg Sestero, a star of the film and co-author of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, later adapted into a film of its own. (Which stars James Franco as, incredibly, a creep.) The night will also include a Q&A, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of The Room, and a meet-and-greet. Independent Picture House. Tickets: $20
More Independent Picture House Showings:
July 11, 13, & 16
July 21, 22, & 26
Once Upon a Time in Uganda:
Opens July 14